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Jim Dine



Jim Dine

Jim Dine was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1935. He studied at the University of Cincinnati, the Boston Museum School, and in 1957 received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Ohio University. After graduation, he moved to New York City and became involved with a circle of artists—including Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, and Roy Lichtenstein.

As an artist, Mr. Dine incorporates images of everyday objects in his artwork, but he diverges from the coldness and impersonal nature of pop art by making works that fuse personal passions and everyday experiences. His repeated use of familiar and personally significant objects, such as a robe, hands, tools, and hearts, is a signature of his art.

In his early work, Mr. Dine created mostly assemblages in which he attached actual objects to his painted canvases, as in Shoes Walking on My Brain (1960). From 1959 to 1960, Mr. Dine also was a pioneer of happenings, works of art that took the form of theatrical events or demonstrations.

In 1967, Jim Dine and his family moved to London, England, where he devoted his energies to printmaking and drawing. When he returned to the United States in 1971, he concentrated on figure drawing. Jim Dine is considered among the most accomplished draftsmen of his generation, and is known for his series of self-portraits and portraits of his wife, Nancy. Mr. Dine's attention turned to sculptural work in the early 1980s when he created sculptures based on the ancient sculpture Venus de Milo. His recent art uses imagery borrowed from ancient Greek, Egyptian, and African objects.





The Circus #4


Hot Dog


Black and White Robe


The Jerusalem Plant #9


Watercolor Zerkall


Thorpe-Le-Sorbe #5


Coming Home Hearts


Five Lights in the Valley


Boot silhouettes


The Stop-Lite


The Flying Lady





The Confetti Heart I, Plate 2 from the Astra Series



Double Hearts VI



Venus at Sunset


Pliers from Ten Winter Tools series


Toolbox, #9



Toolbox, #4


Toolbox, #7



Garrity’s Necklace



Night Venus and Sappho



The Foam


My Nights in Santa Monica


The garden of Eden




Cinco pies de herramientas de colores


Four German Brushes


San Marco with Meissen Figure and the Buddha


Second Baby Drawing


Study for This Sovereign Life


Five Paintbrushes


Monotype II



Double Hearts 1


Hand Painting on the Mandala



Kindergarten Robes



July on the Paulouse


Large Heart, Summer #2


Nine Views of Winter #9





Red, White and Blue Venus for Mondale



Viennese Hearts



Robe 1


A Robe in Winter


Sun's Night Glow


Magenta Woodcut




Two Palettes (Sears, Roebuck; Francis Picabia)


Putney Winter Heart 3


On Top of the Wood

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